Melocactus (Melocactus violaceus)

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Melocactus violaceus ssp. ritteri
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Melocactus fact file

Melocactus description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderCaryophyllales
FamilyCactaceae
GenusMelocactus (1)

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Melocactus status

Melocactus violaceus is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

Subspecies: Melocactus violaceus ssp. margaritaceus and Melocactus violaceus ssp. violaceus are classified as Vulnerable (VU) and Melocactus violaceus ssp. ritteri is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (April, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org/
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Melocactus violaceus ssp. ritteri
 
Melocactus violaceus ssp. ritteri

© Andrew McRobb / Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3AB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 208 332 5000
Fax: +44 (0) 208 332 5197
info@kew.org
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk

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